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CNBC
Jan 22, 2013 4:00pm EST
debt ceiling bill. john boehner will be housing a meeting with key republican leaders at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. >> reporter: >> that's coming up and john harwood is here with a preview before that meeting. >> reporter: interesting to see how john boehner describes it, but there are some signs that the whole debt ceiling threat as a source of instability for markets and the economy may be melting away before our eyes. house republicans are going to take up a bill tomorrow afternoon to extend the debt ceiling, not just to april 15, but to may 18. they are going to do it with a mechanism that would allow them in effect to suspend the debt ceiling, not even to raise it making it easier for conservatives to vote for it and senate democrats say they plan to take up that proposal and expect to pass it by an overwhelming margin sometime within the next week or so. now, jay carney at the white house today for his part said we wouldn't a longer term extension than that but the president is not going to block this if it clears the congress. here's jay carney. >> the bill still has to over
NBC
Jan 24, 2013 4:00am EST
on some loan as early as next month if the debt ceiling isn't lifted. the white house supports the measure. opponents say it just prolong uncertainty about the economy's health. >>> and the senate may decide today on a deal to curb the number of filibusters. aides say lawmakers are kploes to a compromise to limit the delays which minority partying use to kill legislation. democrats complain that republicans overuse filibusters to block their legislation. republicans say the tactic is the only leverage they have to get roll call votes on amendments that would otherwise be shots down by democrats. >>> 4:08 the time. 23 degrees. coming up on "news4 today," how vice president joe biden is using the web site google today to make a push for tighter gun control. >>> the legal trouble mounting for lance armstrong since he confessed to using performance enhancing drugs. >>> we're tracking winter weather this morning. we'll have snow across the region. tom kierein is back with your weather and traffic. >>> somebody forgot to shut off the water. check out this fountain in bryant park in new york city
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 11:00pm EST
. the debt ceiling can originate in either house, the senate finance committee could generate a debt ceiling proposal and they could do it if they wanted to. try to embrace some spending reductions, but i think what the house is saying is they are hoping to act soon as maybe tomorrow and it will be incumbent upon the senate majority to function. we look forward to seeing what the senate democrats recommend. we look forward to seeing what they recommend. it's time for them to function. [inaudible conversations] >> as all of you know, the majority of the senate will determine what the majority is and we will be happy to look at what the majority leaders will bring forward to the full senate. >> what did you think of the presidential inaugural address? >> i think it was disappointing i don't think it's a great way to start off a second term. i think it is quite disturbing. [inaudible conversations] >> welcome back, everyone. let's have a celebration. the first time we have been able to sit down together as a group. we have more female members serving now than ever before. we have so many issues
WETA
Jan 25, 2013 8:30pm EST
, they will raise the debt ceiling to may 18. how will this impact president? >> what the house did it is illustrative of what will be ahead of us. they have not gotten over the defeat from november 6. we are going to tie everything to the debt ceiling, this budget crisis. they have no leverage over the president. they discover they have no leverage. now they have to find a way to back down. this is their face-saving device to kick it down the road until may. you will see more of this. the president is in a much stronger position of dealing with the congress and house republicans. >> you agree with that? >> i always respect colby's opinion. but i dissent, the president, like any other, absent a national event where he becomes the dominant central dramatic figure, watches his popularity be rationed out day by day. he is strong now. it is hard to believe he will be as strong one year from now. i think what we are facing is not simply the debt ceiling. what we are facing is the sequestration, the automatic cuts of a trillion dollars over 10 years, which many republicans are expressing
CNBC
Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
republicans are giving up their fight to tie the debt ceiling to spending cuts. will that make a deal easier? what does it mean for your taxes? one influential congressman will join us and give us answers. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. >>> another difficult day for boeing shareholders. shares are still under pressure. it's becoming clear the quick fix that boeing had been hoping for over its 787 dreamliner problems is becoming much less likely. fill lebeau has the latest on this. not a good situation at all for boeing. >> it's tricky. they still don'tfor the two inc. they have to peel back the onion further. i have had people saying what are they doing at boeing? are they working with the ntsb? a lot of it is centered around the everett factory, where the dreamliner is built they are out there doing tests, working in teams. i'm told it's hundreds of employees working on this 787 problem. they're not in one central location, but spread out throughout the boeing facility. boeing is tapp
FOX
Jan 22, 2013 5:00am PST
: they are attending a usual church service but for congress it is time to get back to work increasing the debt ceiling as their main priority and house leaders just unveiled legislation yesterday to extend through the middle of may. without that move, the u.s. could default for the first time ever and the current debt limit is $16 trillion and they do not set a specific limit. they are now shifting gears and they can pressure senate democrats to pass a budget for after four years of failing to do so. they also included provision which says if there is no deal by april 15th, lawmakers do not get paid. but senate has not passed one since 2009 and now the gop feels they have americans on its side. >> americans get it, federal overspending is actually dragging our economy down rather than lifting our families up. >> what they are saying when i see you next, kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> and you can watch more of president barack obama's inauguration including beyonce say saning the national and them. >>> the man has been identified. police are not exposing his name but he exposed himself
CNBC
Jan 23, 2013 12:00pm EST
's capital at this hour where a house vote on extending the debt ceiling is expected within the next half an hour. we'll look in live when it happens. but first our top stories, waiting on apple. america's most valuable company reports earnings today after the close, and with shares down 30% from the highs, the stakes could not be higher. cnbc's jon fortt is live in silicon valley with the latest. jon? >> reporter: hey, scott. the main number to watch in this report is iphone sales. that's going to have the biggest influence on margins. if the iphone outperformed, it's also going to have an impact on revenue and ep s. take a look at some estimates out there for iphone sales. i think the street's consensus is between 46 million and 48 million units with some moving higher in recent days. for ipad sales consensus is around 23 million or 24 million units. here is the thing i keep coming back to. verizon's numbers yesterday, i know it's a fool's errand to extrapolate out to a global iphone, apple's penetration into verizon hit ridiculous levels last quarter. verizon activated more old iphones
NBC
Jan 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
in earnest tomorrow when the house is expected to vote on the debt ceiling bill and when secretary of state hillary clinton will face some tough questions from congressional committees when she appears before them to talk about the terrorist attack in benghazi. brian? >> kristen welker on the white house north lawn tonight, thanks. >>> late word tonight that top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen, has been cleared of engaging in any inappropriate behavior regarding his e-mail exchanges with the woman from tampa, jill kelley. this case came to light originally as part of the petraeus affair. and an investigation was launched. >>> the u.s. state department confirms today three americans were indeed killed during that four-day hostage standoff in algeria. seven americans were able to make it out safely. the algerian government says in all, 38 hostages of different nationalities and 29 islamic militants died in the standoff. five people are still unaccounted for. >>> in this country, the weather is making news tonight, specifically the cold. over two-thirds of the country, along
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
term. >> the house is getting set to vote on the republican debt ceiling proposal tomorrow. that delays the debt ceiling increase or increases the debt ceiling really until may 19th. it is contingent upon both houses of congress passing a budget or members of congress won't receive their paychecks, something the house votes on tomorrow. back to you. ashley: rich edson in d.c.. rich, thanks very much. tracy: well, president obama touched on many subjects in his inaugural address yesterday including immigration reforms, equal pay for women, and gay rights and climate change but there was one big, glaring omission. he failed to address the nation's current 7.8% unemployment rate. i'm not really sure how you could miss that actually. a big question to the speechwriters with that one. but important milestones coming up in the protracted fiscal negotiations including big vote tomorrow on the house to temporarily extend the debt ceiling now. many americans are wondering what legislators plan to do about jobs. joining us from both sides of the aisle, republican congressman trey gowdy from south
NBC
Jan 23, 2013 11:00pm EST
to diffuse the looming debt ceiling crisis. the measure suspended the cap on federal borrowing and establishes a new may 19 deadline. in return for this vote, democrats a promised a budget plan with the spending cuts. both sides say they're hoping for continued cooperation. they are expected to pass legislation to the house and president obama said he will sign it. they were encouraged -- investors were encouraged -- the dow closed at its highest level since october 2007, months before the start of the great recession. the nasdaq and the s&p 500 some modest gains. >> the security deal -- they are accused of using their detail for personal and political gain. mark walker testified that he was required to help with the county executive's reelection campaign. walker also claimed he kept watch as he engaged in sexual encounters with his mistress. he denies any wrongdoing -- testimony resumes tomorrow. >> jury selection took up again in the murder case. new questions about a person in that case -- the lead police detective. jim miller has the story. miller has the story. >> we took
NBC
Jan 23, 2013 4:00am PST
conservatives to go along but some still want to see cuts first. >> will not vote to raise the debt ceiling unless significant efforts are made to fix the under lying problems. >> reporter: senate democrats hint theology pass a budget but not soon. >> approach that when we need to. >> reporter: the white house says even in short term the president will sign pinpoint >> the debt ceiling ought not to be a political football. >> reporter: this republican retreat with one last tanned if they can't compromise lawmakers' paychecks could take a hit. what's still not known is if this is temporary passing this budget and this extension of the debt limit. if it's temporary we could still see a credit downgrade. >> we hope that does not happen. tracie potts in washington, d.c., thanks you. >> jill kelley is peaking out for the first time after the scandal that forced petraeus to resign. they wrote an opinion piece in "the washington post" denying allegation against her saying she committed no crime. in part it reads our story stands as a cautionary tale. we have experienced how careless handle of our
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 9:00am PST
, republicans seem intent on keeping the country's economy as unstable as possible. the house averted the debt ceiling fight. at least some republicans. 33 members of the house gop still broke rank. by averting, we, of course, mean punting the ticking time bomb three months down the road. >> another 90 days away so we can continue to royle this congress, this country, our people, and our economy. >> we should not even be having a debate. it should be no doubt that the full faith and credit of the united states will be honored, and that is what our constitution says. >> the gimmick nature of this whole thing i won't elaborate on, has been done before. >> either way, the passage of this bill has allowed lawmakers to skip from brinkmanship to probably more brinkmanship. looming just over the horizon is a budget battle that could shut down the government and automatic steep spending cuts that could cost thousands of jobs. welcome to the new normal in washington. joining us now from davos, switzerland, is cnbc's squawk box co-host "new york times" columnist and author of too big to fail, andrew ros
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
, but raising the debt ceiling for a budget to be named later is to me something i probably won't be able to vote for. >> if you raised it for three months unconditionally, three months from now what principles do you stand on to keep you from raising it again? >> all republicans have been frustrated by the senate failing to pass a budget. speaker boehner's office released inknow graphic about what could have been accomplished since the last budget passed on april 29, 2009. it clouded 179 round trips to the moon. circumnavigating the globe 73 times. leading senate republicans say it's time for the senate to step up. it has been four year since the senate acted on a budget. in fact, if you believe this. many of you have ipads. ipads didn't exist the last time the senate passed a budget. >> the senate majority didn't say no but he didn't fully embrace the house deal either. >> i'm glad that they sent us up a clean -- they are going to send us a clean debt ceiling bill. the other stuff on it, we'll approach it when we need to. glad we're not facing a crisis here in a matter of a few days. >>
WHUT
Jan 23, 2013 6:00pm EST
has tacitly endorsed a house republican plan to lift the debt ceiling for the next four months. the measure would lift enforcement of the government's $16.40 trillion borrowing limit until may 18. in a statement, the white house said it would not oppose the temporary move. a house vote is expected today. protests on both sides of the reproductive rights debate were held on tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of roe v wade, the supreme court decision that legalized abortion. dozens of opponents rallied outside the supreme court's ahead of what they say will be a larger march near capitol hill on friday. meanwhile in jackson, mississippi, abortion rights advocates held a demonstration outside of the state's lone abortion clinic which has faced repeated threats of closure. a new poll coinciding with the fourth anniversary shows national support for abortion rights is at an all-time high. a record 70% of americans oppose overturning roe v wade, and for the first time on record, a majority now believes abortion should be legal in all or most cases. two people are in custody after a
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
of extending the debt ceiling three months, until april and clean, except for the fact they want to link it to the idea that both the house and the senate pass a budgetnd and if they don't they lose their pay? >> i think -- we don't think short-term is smart for the economy, 2-3 months still has uncertainty and we are very pleased to see the republicans in the house drop their previous position, which was, you know, they were only going to pay the bills, essentially, they racked up if that he got what they wanted from the deep spending cuts in medicare and other programs. so that is progress but what we need to do is, washington needs to start contributing certainty and help to the economy and if you talk to anybody in the country -- >> you will not veto a three-month extension, are you? >> again, i think that there is long term debt and short-term debt. i think we have made progress on the budget and cut spending, in 2011, the budget was cut over a trillion dollars and signed a -- >> you were forced into that by republicans. >> no, we weren't and we were sitting around the table with th
CNBC
Jan 27, 2013 7:30pm EST
to that a constitutional crisis, in a way, because this whole debt ceiling has been a weapon that the house of representatives has used to gain power. it's not just the republicans versus the democrats. it's the house versus the president. >> meanwhile, these markets are on fire. another good week for the market. the s&p 500 hitting a new five-year high. what is driving stocks? and do you think it's sustainable for the year? some of the risk has been pulled out of the of the market. so the most recent is three months. some of the ris ks. and maybe just that the election isn't determined. maybe some are happy. some are, some aren't. but it's solved. markets don't like uncertainty. so even though it wasn't very likely the european union would fall apart, even though it wasn't very likely the u.s. would fall on its debt, i think that lifted markts a lot. >> meanwhile, new appointments in the obama administration. timmy geithner, the last day was on friday. i want to ask you about his successor. he's certainly served during a tumultuous time. >> if i'm going to give him one grade, i'm going to
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm EST
, the house has now passed the three-month suspension of the u.s. debt ceiling. what's your comments? >> it's the same as it was yesterday. the president believes that we need to, as a country, do the responsible thing and without drama or delay pay our bills. meet our commitments. ideally we would extend a raise -- or raise the debt ceiling for a long period of time so that this is not a question, so that the uncertainty that has surrounded this issue of late because of the political strategy that house republicans have taken will be removed or would be removed. it is certainly important to recognize that the bill that passed the house today, the position that the house republicans took beginning late last week represents a fundamental change from a strategy that they pursued up until this point which is to try to link the debt ceiling to an ideological agenda of spending cuts in which the choice presented to the american people was, either face dramatic cuts in social security or medicare or we'll default on our obligations and wreck the american economy and throw the financial system int
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 8:00pm EST
democrats run the senate to follow the regular order. the debt ceiling can originate from either house. the senate finance committee could generate a gut feeling proposal. it would be incumbent upon the senate majority to function. what is their idea about raising the debt ceiling. we look forward to seeing what the democrats recommend. look forward to seeing what they recommend and it's time for them to function. [inaudible conversations] >> i'm sure that we would be happy to try to take a look at what the majority leaders would bring forward in the senate. >> would you think of the substance of the president's inaugural address remark. >> well i, i think that inaugural address was disappointing. it is basically a liberal agenda. spending and debt is the definition of our era. >> welcome back, everyone. this is the first time we have sat down together as a group. and we have our agenda for the coming months and this congress. the site entrance excited to see all these new senators. we now have more female members serving than ever before. about a third of our caucuses are made up of w
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 9:00am PST
to eight. >>> the house has passed the debt ceiling extension. the measure has to go onto the senate. we'll be keeping an eye on things. >>> meanwhile, you can spend a lot of time, actually, when you're looking for the best of foods, the finest extra-virgin olive oil. you might not be getting what you paid for. experts say food fraud is on the rise. cat is the managing editor of eatocracy. what is food fraud and how serious is this problem? >> we've been sort of joking if you are what you eat, you're having a bit of an identity crisis right now. there was a study just published today where 800 food items were added to the food fraud database. that is a 60% increase from last year. what it boils countries down to is producers of very common ingredients are substituting parts of what you think you're getting. they might be diluting, they might be subbing in a whole different substance. they're trying to cut down on their costs, get more money out of your pocket and defraud you by not telling you what you are getting and paying for. >> what are some of the most common food fraud items? >> t
PBS
Jan 27, 2013 6:00pm PST
of reaching an agreement on the filibuster, nothing profound, but that they will raise the debt ceiling to may 18. how will this impact the presidency? >> what the house did is a sign of what is ahead of us. they have not gone over the defeat from november. they have no leverage. they discovered they have the leverage and now have to wait to back down. this is a face-saving device to kick it down the road until may. the president is in a much stronger position in dealing with the republicans in the house. >> do you agree with that? >> i always respect colby's opinion, but the president, like any reelected president, essentially, absent a national event where he becomes a dramatic figure, watches his popularity be rationed out day- by-day. he is strong now. it is hard to believe that he will be as strong a year from now. what we are facing is not simply the debt ceiling. what we are facing is the sequestration, the automatic cuts of a trillion dollars over 10 years, which many republicans are seeing a willingness, expressing willingness to let set in at the end of march, and that will mean anot
ABC
Jan 27, 2013 9:30am EST
ive up the debt ceiling as a weapon? >> i t think thihis is the gop's new sortf game plan. even until recently, republican lawmakers were adamant that any increase in the debt ceiling had to come with matching spending cuts. at one point, they decided t this is not something we are going for any more, and wewe will get what we want to it with the otother battles comingng up, we will makeke a small cononcession when it comes to the debt ceiling by allowing the debt ceiling to increase for a couple of months until may, and focus on getting what w we wa wit the otr bales at argrgument rightow. >> peter, u very much want them to tackle the spending issues. was that a smart maneuver? >> i think it was. what the republicans need to doo is return to regular order and denigrate the process if bringing a budget and spending resolutions -- began the pross of bringing up a budget and spending resolutions -- and you are making a commitment to spend addional money over a certain time, so they p pass a budget, passed appropriaons,ttach the debt ceiling, send it to the set. i understandhat e senate
FOX
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
house republicans could avoid a showdown over the debt ceiling. coming up, we will have a live report from our washington d.c. newsroom with not so hidden agenda. >>> tara moriarty tells us about the four victims shot at and they are all teens. >> reporter: ever since we were here, neighbors stopped by to ask us if we have more information because quite frankly they are shocked as the teens were standing here and somebody drove bias -- drove by and shot at them. you can see the bullet holes. this all happened at 6:00 in grandville and the driveby shooting left four young people ranging in age 13 to 16 and luckily they are all expected to survive. they were struck by bullets by three or four males ins side. two middle school boys were here and we don't know if they were in deed the victims. >> i have seen them playing soccer and i have never had any problems with that family. >> so you really are surprised. >> yes, it is very surprising, very scary. >> right now detectives say they have no motive and they are not saying if the shooting is related. we will keep checking in with them all
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
and taxes have something to do with it. coming up, house republicans have a plan for the debt ceiling. they may want to be careful what they wish for. next, what was once considered the best investments out there not performing. we take a look get next. it's a new day. if your a man with low testosterone, you should know that axiron is here. the only underarm treatment for low t. that's right, the one you apply to the underarm. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these signs and symptoms to your doctor if they occur. ll your doctor about all medical conditions and medications. do not use if you have prostate or breast cancer. serious side effects could include increased risk of prostate cancer; worsening prostate symptoms; decreased sperm count; ankle, feet, or body swelling; enlarged
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 9:00pm EST
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CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
the nation's debt ceiling. you saw pete sessions, the rules committee chairman, filing that rule on the house floor a moment ago. they met this afternoon to discuss the flan which would require both chambers of commerce to pass a budget plan by april 15 or have their salaries withheld. the debt at $16.4 trillion. the meeting is an hour and 20 minutes. >> i want to welcome our -- three of our four witnesses that are here. it's always a fun thing to see a star of the show, everybody wants to get their autograph. mr. chairman, welcome to the rules committee. we're delighted that you're here today to discuss h.r. 325, a very important bill. and i noticed the former chairman of the committee, the ranking member, is here. we also welcome her testimony that will begin. we'll give mr. brady a chance to get here, but the chairwoman, the head of the house administration committee, the gentlewoman from michigan, and delighted that you are here. as always, the rules committee is delighted that you've taken time, both we were excited about your presence today. a chance for you to be before the committee a
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
initiatives with the palestinians. the u.s. house will vote wednesday on raising the national debt ceiling. republican leaders announced today the extension lets the government continue borrowing money until may 19. the current debt ceiling-- $16.4 trillion-- could be reached as early as mid-february. the house bill does not specify a new dollar amount. it does mandate that congress approve budgets, or lawmakers won't be paid. major league baseball lost two hall of famers over the weekend. st. louis cardinals great stan musial-- "stan the man"-- died saturday at his home just outside the city. he played 22 years, helping the cards win three world series titles in the 1940's. he was widely regarded as one of game's greatest hitters ever. stan musial was 92 years old. also saturday, former baltimore orioles manager earl weaver passed away, during a caribbean cruise. weaver won the world series in 1970, and took his teams to three others. along the way, he gained fame for his fiery, in-your-face confrontations with umpires. he was ejected from games 91 times over 17 seasons. earl weaver was 8
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
, melissa. melissa: tomorrow is the big day, the house vote on extending the debt ceiling. there is a catch. that means lawmakers won't get paid unless they actually pass a budget. i love it! our panel joins us with their best strategy and the outcome for both the market and the economy. don't go anywhere. more "money" coming up. ♪ twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares re, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. lori: all right. back to business in washington now republicans hold a big vote to whether or not to extend the debt limit until may. if congress doesn't pass a budget by april 15th they no longer get paid! i have no problem with th
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 2:00am PST
the debt ceiling until may. law americas won't get paid if they fail to pass a budget. >> american families have to do a budget. they understand you can't continue to spend money you don't have. we are committed to doing a budget on the house side that will balance over the neck ten years as time for the senate and president to show the american people how they are willing to balance a budget ore the next ten years. >> the democratic controlled senate is expect to do approve the debt bill. it has not pass add budget in four years. >> phil mickelson wasn't talking about his guolf game. he was teeing off over another apology about his tax comments. >> i have made some dumb, dumb mistakes and obviously talking about this stuff is one of them. my apology is for talking about it publicly. i shouldn't take advantage of the forum that i have as a professional golfer to try to ignite change. >> mickelson hinted earlier this week he may leave california or the united states because of how much he's paying in taxes. california has a new tax rate of 13.3 percent. that is your 5@5:00. >> tiger woods mo
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
to do it now. it was a price house conservatives demanded for delaying the debt ceiling just by three months. so this is a deal that republicans made with their members just this week, a deal that will define our budget arguments over the next week. they made this deal, if you don't force us into a politically disastrous showdown, we'll do it with an equally disastrous budget deal. i don't understand what is happening in the republican party right now, but it is not good for them. joining me now, robert greenstein, a man who always understands exactly what is happening. bob, good to see you. >> good to see you, ezra. >> so i guess my question is how, how do you make the budget balance in ten years, and keep to all of these different promises? do you know budget -- you know budgets better than anybody i know, so how? >> so there are three things to start with, and you have already mentioned perhaps the most important. he will take advantage of the revenue increases from the fiscal cliff deal. the second thing is since ryan issued his budget a year ago, the congressional budget office w
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 10:00pm PST
on the debt ceiling. but the big political story of the week got very little attention until tonight. >> we're going to show the country here is an alternative path to the one that the president has us on. >> the republican party's big plan for renewal. >> we're committed to producing a budget, a plan that will balance the budget in the next ten years. >> balance the budget in ten years, ten years, that will be hard sledding. paul ryan's didn't balance until 2040. >> we get closer to the sequester. >> the sequester. >> the sequester is coming? these automatic spending cuts. >> it is painful and hard to sell. >> the sequester is coming, we don't think we should ignore this. >> what do you think the party must do better. >> we have to stop being the stupid party. >> stupid is as stupid does. >> change the electoral college. >> the new plan for electoral votes. >> those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. >> we must compete in every state. >> this republican plan would divide them up by congressional districts. >> that is how we'll achieve republican renewal. >> they're not g
NBC
Jan 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
in the house of representatives today pushed through a bill that will move the debt ceiling deadline to may, at least. while it doesn't solve it entirely, if the senate passes it, and the president signs it as expected, it will put off for now the threat of another political meltdown like the one that led to the downgrade of the u.s. credit rating back in 2011. >>> now we go outside, which depending on where you live, might take some steeling of yourself, given the air that has descended on a lot of our country. take, for example, nbc's kevin tibbles out in the cold tonight in chicago. kevin, good evening. >> reporter: hey, why not? well, it will take a couple more frigid days to freeze the chicago river, but tonight temperatures here in chicago, new york and elsewhere are colder than they are in juneau, alaska. [ sirens ] at one point, some 200 chicago firefighters battled a massive extra alarm warehouse fire in temperatures hovering just above zero. pouring on the water throughout the day, struggling with frozen hydrants and icy ladders. >> the stress on us, i mean, we're firefighters and
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Jan 24, 2013 7:00am EST
, the house passed a debt ceiling bill by a vote of 285 to 144 to let the government keep borrowing money. the bill withholds the pay of any law maker in the senate or the house if they don't vote by april 15th. the vote clears the way until the next budget battle in march. >>> it is still unclear whether a student at the university of virginia will be charged for a hoax. the campus was put on lock down around 9:00 last night when a student called to report a man with a gun. police saefrped the campus building by building. the student who made the call confessed he made the story up while being interviewed by officers. the lock down was lifted about two hours later. >> now to a fox 5 follow up on a deadly house fire in falls church virginia we told you about yesterday morning. the home on manner road went up in flames at 3:30 wednesday morning. fire investigators and gas employees were on the scene most of the day. they still don't know what sparked the fire. neighbors say the two people killed were a mother and daughter. and they say they were both hearing impaired. >> it is 8:11 now. it
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Jan 24, 2013 9:00am EST
. the house passed a bill to suspend the debt ceiling for four months until may 19th, avoiding a showdown over the federal borrowing limit. backing off a demand for dollar-for-dollar spending cuts. house republicans, instead, added a no-budget, no-pay provision to the bill, which would withhold lawmakers' paychecks if they failed to pass a budget and attempt to embarrass the senate and refocus the fight there instead of on the president. >> breaching the debt limit, which some of our members have been pretty anxious to do. that's playing with fire. and no one really knows what will happen, but i'm not quite sure i want to look over the evening of the cliff. >> boehner also promised the new house republican budget will balance in ten years. the guy leading that charge, paul ryan, broke his silence yesterday about the 2012 election. >> the only regret i have is we lost. i think it's closer than you think. the big debate that reinvolvolv, you know, they really did a phenomenal job on technology and turnout. and they should get credit for that. i don't see this as a rejection of our principles. i
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Jan 22, 2013 7:00am PST
is reached. tomorrow, the house will vote on increasing the debt ceiling so the u.s. can pay its bills through may. if congress approves, pressure falls on senate democrats to pass their first budget in four years. without one there could be a partial government shut down at the end of march. congressman mike honda is making a pitch. i will explain his proposal when i see you next. back to you. >> thank you. >>> great economic news just coming in right now. u.s. home sales rose to a five- year high last year. that should bode well for the markets. dow jones is down a little bit. right now, the nasdaq also down, but the s&p s&p, posting a little bit of a -- but the s&p posting a little bit of a gain. >>> >>> a young girl is dead, several others injured after a strong earthquake rocked western indonesia. the 5.9 quake struck in the area prove vern overnight. the aftershock came about 27 minutes later. several homes were damaged and a young girl was found dead in her home buried up some trouble. in 2004, you may -- rubble. in 2004, you may remember an earthquake hit that same area trigger
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Jan 24, 2013 3:00am PST
of the hour. the house of representatives yesterday voted overwhelmingly to lift the debt ceiling and to do so not for -- final vote was 285-144. to do so through mid may. they dropped their demands for deep spending cuts in social security and medicare as a price for raising the debt ceiling. so what is this all about? where do we go from here? michael is the finance writer for yahoo news. joining us on our news line this morning. good to have you with us. >> good morning, bill. >> bill: first of all what caused this course correction or this change of course i should say maybe for republicans? >> seemed to be an issue that the conclusion was on the republican side, it couldn't be won as a tactical measure this isn't 2011 when they went down to the brink and markets threw a tantrum. in retrospect, they didn't extract much from it. i do think you've had the sense it was going to get raised, are we going to make this false battle. that was going to be pinned on something very specific. honestly, i think both sides right now prefer to kind of operate with this debate in the realm of ten-year bud
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Jan 23, 2013 9:00am PST
gives john boehner a blessing to push through a temporary suspension of the debt ceiling, but will republicans fall in line? we'll discuss the gop's deficit dilemma when luke russert joins us next on "now." jenna shared her recipe with sharon, who emailed it to emily, who sent it to cindy, who wondered why her soup wasn't quite the same. the recipe's not the recipe... ohhh. [ female announcer ] ...without swanson. the broth cooks trust most when making soup. mmmm! [ female announcer ] the secret is swanson. mmmm! itbut sleep train's huge foyear eends sunday. salels, get beautyrest, posturepedic, even tempur-pedic mattress sets at low clearance prices. save even more on floor samples, demonstrators, and closeout inventory. plus, free same-day delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. don't wait, sleep train's year end clearance sale ends sunday. superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> today, the house is expected to pass a bill that would suspend the debt ceiling for three months wit
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm EST
will not consider another debt ceiling increase unless the senate passes a budget the reader not going to keep raising the debt ceiling at indicating that there will be steep cuts said. what is the chance of that? >> well, i hope the is right, but i fear he is wrong. i think that the current mood of the country is more sympathetic to the president and the democrats' perspective, which is that we don't really have a serious spending problem. we have a minor spending problem we can do with a little bit. we can raise taxes on high-income households a little bit more and we don't have to make fundamental cuts in entitlements. i think that's wrong. i think we have to make substantial cuts in entitlements. we should make substantial cuts in many other components of expenditure as well, defense and nondefense in that trying to address our long term fiscal situation with higher taxes is is going to destroy the economy. gerri: democrats are beating the drum on this already. anyone you listen to from that side of the house is really talking about higher taxes. republicans and conservatives in general li
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Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm PST
getting word that as expected the house will vote on the debt ceiling limit for another few months, pushing it back to may 19. the report on this possibility yesterday in washington for the inauguration, this this might be a face-saving gesture on the part of republicans to gather their duffs and buy some time with a president who at least for the time being is more popular than they. what do you make of the timing of this vote? -- and what they will gain? >> i think the republicans were concerned about public perception of them not doing anything and i think it's a bad idea. i mean, i think this kicks the can down the road. move people say, we want a solution today. we don't want to keep having this conversation. every couple of months, we talk about the debt ceiling, what good is a ceiling if you keep raising it and you don't make spending cuts to keep yourself under that number? it has no purpose. >> neil: i want to take a look at the corner of wall and broad. many argue the reason why it was up 62 points is the fact that, whew -- it's a relief they won't bring this to the brink
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Jan 23, 2013 3:00am PST
ceiling as house republicans prepare to vote on a short-term raise to the nation's borrowing limit. also on the line, a measure that would force the senate to pass a budget, or give up their paychecks. joining me is house majority whip kevin mccarthy. good morning to you. >> good morning, thank you for having me. >> gretchen: have you ever thought about being a football coach because i understand that in front of the gop conference yesterday, you got a standing ovation for your locker room half time speech. what did you do? >> well, it was talking about where we want to take this country. we want to put us on a path to a balanced budget. we want to move this country for greater opportunity. you can have a place where there is not 13 million people unemployed. i think you saw a team effort that we're united behind making sure no budget, no pay, moves through this house and gets the senate once and for all to do a budget. how can you ever plan for the future if the number one thing you're supposed to do as elected official, they can't do? >> gretchen: it's interesting because republicans h
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Jan 23, 2013 3:00pm PST
comes the cave. today, republicans in the house voted to suspend the debt ceiling. what about the hostage-taking? not this time. and remember all the usual bluster in those press conferences of theirs? today, the gop leaders ducked the press. only a few print reporters, boehner's camera man and a lone fox news camera were there to capture their comments in their entirety. huh? so why the sudden change? >> the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> they will not collect our ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. what i will not do is to have that negotiation with the american people. we're not going do do that. >> they're not going to do that. their once united front buckling. opposition health care? disintegrating. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics or treat name calling as reasoned debate. [ applause ] we must act. we must act knowing that our work will be imperfect. >> this might not be the end of the gop's spectspectacle, but, at least
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Jan 22, 2013 1:00am PST
to a question of the debt ceiling in recognition of all of this economic-- all of these decisions have an impact on small businesses and the fact that we have gridlock in d.c.? do you want to see them work more with the president and try to get a solution as to maybe, the little less extreme than what the president wants or do you want them to dig their heels in the ground and fight it tooth and nail? >> and the principals, they have to understand they only control one third of the government and they have to work with the president to come to a resolution, and the first thing i'd like to see the senate pass a budget. senate hasn't passed a budget in over four years at this point. i think what's going to happen on the debt ceiling they're going to vote to extend the debt ceiling for a couple of months and that's good. we don't want to be in a situation where we're defaulting or the threat of default, but i think they need to tie that back to something and maybe it's not the big and grand bargain with the entitlement plans right now, but i think at a minimum they have to tie it back to getting a
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Jan 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
that faces our country. >> ifill: today, the house opted for short term, temporarily lifting the debt ceiling until may 19, then resetting the cap to cover any borrowing over the current limit-- $16.4 trillion. and for now, republicans will not force immediate spending cuts. the party's new strategy would achieve that goal by forcing congress to pass a budget. house budget committee chair-- and last year's vice presidential nominee-- paul ryan. >> here's the point, we have a law, it's called the budget act, it requires that congress passes a budget by april 15. all we're saying is, "congress, follow the law, do your work, budget. and the reason for this extension is so we can have the debate we need to have." >> ifill: as added incentive, the house bill says, if there is no budget, then lawmakers won't get paid. after it passed today by a bipartisan vote of 285 to 144, speaker boehner said he's optimistic that will happen. >> if both chambers have a budget. democrat budget from the senate, republican from the house now you've got competing visions, forow we address this problem. out of those
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Jan 24, 2013 9:20am EST
are a republican. you are republican now. you are with republicans in the house. >> the debt ceiling, they could have the focus on entitlement reform. hopefully that is what we will do over the next 90 days. hard-working officials in the house and reform. stuart: come back and contradict the president any time you like. next a man who does business with microsoft sells software but is still critical of the company's the executive as am i. why can't microsoft be the one to challenge apple? what will it take? the man from microsoft is next. [ wind howls ] [ dog barks ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] something powerful is coming. ♪ see it on february 3rd. ♪ stuart: it looks like apple's pain is a gain for its competitors. tell me how. nicole: let's take a look at the competitors. research in motion, new multi-year high, apple is down 10%. seeing research in motion, google, yahoo! microsoft, amazon with the arrows, some of which are hitting multi-year highs. google isn't 1.8%, same with yahoo! and microsoft. our viewers -- stuart: thank you very much for that little plug. avalanche netflix making ne
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Jan 23, 2013 2:00am PST
. >> i will not vote to raise the debt ceiling unless significant efforts are made to fix the underlying problem. >> reporter: senate democrats hint they will pass a budget, but not necessarily soon. >> we'll approach that when we need to. >> reporter: the white house says even though it's short-term, the president will sign it. >> the debt ceiling ought not to be a political football. >> reporter: this republican retreat with one last stand. if they can't compromise, lawmakers paychecks could take a hit. here's what we still don't know, even if they do pass that temporary extension, what about the budget? could america's credit still see a downgrade? mara? >> something tells me having their paychecks on the line might motivate them. >>> on capitol hill, secretary of state hillary clinton will appear before congress later this morning to testify about the september 11th terrorist attack in bengahzi, libya. clinton will answer questions from the senate and house foreign relations committees about the handling of the attack on a u.s. consulate that killed four americans. clinton had been u
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm EST
and pass a bill to yet another fight over the debt ceiling. the most important aspect of this legislation is though boat and the house today that it surrenders the hostage republicans took in a decoupled for the full faith and credit of the united states because social security and medicare or anything else. this is a clean debt limit increase. we'll set the precedent for future debt ceiling extensions will have to have. by passing this bill, republican joint democrat to say we will not hold the full faith and credit of the united states hostage. we will pay the bills we have incurred. over the last two years, the bipartisan budget control act has been in love is in place of the congressional budget. so folks, please, every time you hear republicans talking about are not having passed a budget, understand it is not true. in fact, republicans voted on the budget control act. they hope this passÉ. it was a law. as senator murray announced today, this year the senate will return to regular order in the budget resolution to the senate floor. the house republicans had to add a gimmick or to t
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Jan 22, 2013 4:00pm PST
of news. there is word of what may be a break through in the standoff over the so-called debt ceiling. the point where our nation can no longer pay its bills. house republicans are set to vote tomorrow on a temporary fix, which would raise the federal spending limit. now the white house says it won't stand in the way of that: even though the president says he would rather see the problem fixed once and foreall. the g.o.p. measure would buy us only a few months before congress would have to agree to a long-term solution. a second part of the proposal would force lawmakers in both houses of congress to pass a budget or they wouldn't even get paid. that's the g.o.p. attempt to force the senate's hand the democratic led senate hasn't passed a budget in four years now. mike emanuel son the top story at the bottom of the hour. live with us from the row rotuna on capitol hill. mike, house republicans meeting behind closed doors late today. have we heard anything? >> well, shep, some conservatives don't love this debt ceiling deal because they don't like the idea of adding to the nation's cr
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
the debt ceiling for three months, the president would not stand in the way. in the past, the obama administration has not embraced the idea of a short-term extension. >>> police investigating a shooting at a texas college that left three people injured, it happened at the lone star college just north of houston. authorities say it started with an argument between two men that escalated into gunfire. a student said chaos broke out quickly after. >> we heard shots, and automatically we saw students running. and we went under our desks. our teacher shut down the lights and we tried to take cover. >> both men were shot as well as a college employee caught in the cross fire. that employee is listed in stable condition. police did detain the two men. campus and several nearby schools were put on lockdown for hours. school will be back in session tomorrow, though. >>> california's approach to dealing with mental illness could be a model for the entire nation. that's the message state senate leader darrell steinberg took to washington today. he met today with aides to vice president joe bi
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Jan 24, 2013 4:00am PST
ceiling crisis rather appears to have been averted, at least for now. a bill suspending the debt limit is headed to the senate. the house passed the measure yesterday. it allows the treasury to exceed its borrowing limit through may 18th and the president says he'll sign the legislation. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton returns to capitol hill today. she'll introduce senator john kerry tapped to take her place at his confirmation hearing. yesterday clinton spent more than 5 1/2 hours testifying before congress about the siege of the u.s. consulate in libya. she faced tough aggressive questions about the attacks which left four americans dead. margaret brennan reports. >> as i have said many times, i take responsibility. >> reporter: in her opening statement, the usually reserved hillary clinton said that for her the benghazi tragedy is personal. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughter, and the wives lef
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Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
. look there's a reason why the republicans in the white house caved on the debt ceiling. the public is not with them on these issues. >> don't know. kate, you have a little different view. i think republicans now back in the driver's seat because they cooperated on raising the debt ceiling. they forced the senate democrats to put up a budget. the next thing will be the continuing resolution, short term spending cuts. i think the gop by stopping taxes is back in play, they are back in play. >> i love your optimism, larry. i wish i could be jumping up and down with you. but i'm afraid the republicans are in full retreat. i'm hoping -- i know they won't agree to this tax increase. the senator is absolutely right. but the problem is the democrats are using this as another opportunity to put republicans of throwing granny off the cliff, caring only about their millionaire and billionaire buddies. patty murray said we'll put it on the people who best can afford it. it worked for president obama, the democrats, like the cbs news political director said is to go for the jugular, to cut the
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Jan 20, 2013 4:30pm PST
on the debt ceiling. not sure he's going to have it on guns, but he's going to drive the really hard-line republicans crazy because he's going to be able to break off 40 or 50 of them for all these other things. chris: that seems to be true as much as the opposition is hotter and perhaps hardening out there on the right. it does seem that the center right and the center are in play and obama is making his move toward them successfully. >> their governing philosophy coming in is that the fever would break among the tea party folks, among the hard right, and also that just folks in the house would sort of move to the boehner philosophy, which is a governing philosophy. the sort of -- chris: in other words, you don't need a majority of the republicans to rule. >> you break the rule, which is what he's done on these big-ticket items. they have been meeting over these last couple of days to figure out wait forward. i think the president was smart to step into these debates early and often and frame them in ways that americans can understand. and you have house republicans trying to play c
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Jan 23, 2013 1:00pm EST
that white house just voted and it welcomes the passage of the debt ceiling suspension but repeats its feeling that it would like to see a long-term extension of the debt ceiling. >>> well, if you have an idea and you would like some big money behind it, don't move. we will see how it comes together in the power pitch. that's next. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> this is the power pitch. a new way for invastoinvestors t the word out about their invention. alexa von tobel is ceo after founder of learnvest. she dropped out of harvard business school to pursue her dream of making financial planning accessible to all. here is her pitch. >> hi, i'm alexa von tobel, the ceo and founder of learn vs vest.com. i had a dream it make financial planning accessible no millions of americans in america. i was at harvard and i did a crazy thing, drop out to
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Jan 22, 2013 12:00pm CST
as a mother to in july enjoy house lawmakers may vote as soon as tomorrow to suspend the u-s debt limit for another four months. the current debt ceiling is 16 - point -four trillion dollars. that's how much the government is authorized to borrow. the treasury department expects to exhaust that authority sometime between mid-february and early march. house republican leaders want to suspend the debt limit through may 19th and focus on other fiscal issues. including the automatic spending cuts due to go into effect on march first. investigators from the national transportation safety boaqrd will conduct more tests today to determine what caused the problems that led to the grounding of boeing's 7-8-7 dreamline planes. the planes were grounded last week after two incidents involving batteries aboard the airliners. including a fire in an empty japan airlines 7-8-7 in boston. u-s-a today reports the n-t-s-b investigators will be looking at the battery charger and other electronics in an attempt to find out what went wrong. today is the 40th anniversary of "roe-v-wade". the landmark supreme
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Jan 23, 2013 6:00pm PST
's worth of gains for apple. >>> today the house voted to suspend the debt ceiling passing a bill that business the country another four months before it risks default but there's a catch. the bill is called no budget no pay. both chambers of congress have to pass a budget resolution or they don't get paid. house democrats against the bill call it a political gimmick. those in favor say it takes the threat of default off the table. >>> we are hearing from manti te'o for the first time since the whole fake girlfriend thing got exposed. the notre dame linebacker spoke to katie couric for her nationally syndicated daytime talk show katie. she asked him why he lied about his internet girlfriend after he found out that she never existed. >> this girl who i committed myself to died on september 12th. now i get a phone call on december 6th saying that she's alive and then i want to be put on national tv two days later and they ask me about the same question. you know, what would you do? >> the katie exclusive will air tomorrow. >>> san francisco co
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Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm PST
obama is sort of strategically on this. two summers ago during the debt ceiling talks, there was signals of the white house to raise the eligible age of medicare like two months ago signals ago cpi change is good and then paul ryan saying i don't think there's anything and going to accept the sequester, you know which touches defense and not the social safety net at all and that's it. have we entered a new face and medicare and medicaid off the table? what do you think? >> i wouldn't be so sure. you're right the president is all over the map on this and yesterday there's an interview with him in "the new republic" and might have been code words and wanted the talk about judicious reforms to medicare and mart changes to social security and how he's willing to buck what he called i think the ideological wing of the party. this kind of a thing and so as you mentioned he's many times before have been willing to even interested in floating changes to medicare and medicaid and now to think he's not going to is a stretch at this point. >> have republic
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Jan 22, 2013 4:00am EST
and texas instruments. house leaders are expected to vote tomorrow to extend the debt ceiling deadline until may 19th. the gop measure doesn't specify an amount, but would lead let the government borrow what it needs to meet its obligation for that period. the strategy shift was agreed to last week and would let republicans focus on other fiscal fights in march such as ook automatic spending cuts delayed by the deal and the potential resolution. julian callow is still with us. julian, do you take this news as a positive development for markets or are you concerned about still the prospect of a government shutdown as others are calling for once we hit some of those further deadlines? >> yeah. i think that is quite positive, really. it shows that there is some desire not to up the vote too much on the side of the house. republicans at this stage. i think it's actually very important if we think about what it means for both financial markets and for the u.s. economy. obviously, financial market conditions have improved noticeably. there's less uncertainty around. that should come through in ter
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Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm EST
down with maria one day after the gop-led house v e voted to temporarily lift the debt ceiling. >> thanks so much, bill. we are talking economy and politics with representative eric cantor right now, and representative, great to have you on the program. >> great to be here with you. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> let's get right to t.yesterday or this week rather the house passed a debt limit extension until mid-may. what does that buy us? >> well, what is buys us is a time for this debate about borrowing and spending to really develop into what i hope will be a robust discussion that will yield some results. we know that for almost four years the united states senate has not passed a budget, and that's part of the problem that's been contributing to the out-of-control spending in washington, and what we've said is we will extend the debt ceiling for three months to allow time for the united states senate to write a budget so we can then begin the discussions on how we're going to repay this money that we're going to borrow as well as begin to manage down the debt long
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Jan 22, 2013 7:00pm EST
, the white house says they are going along with a debt ceiling deal proposed by the republicans, to vote on it tomorrow. i hope he's not needlessly anticipating success on the part of the republicans. your reaction? does it surprise you? >> no, it's floating for three months, right? then hit the barrier in three months ago. the inaugural drags, if you noticed, no olive branch here to everyone educational departing, besettle all scores. this four years, we settle all scores, stick it to the republicans, and everyone who said that i was not from this country, the birth is out there, they are taking this personally. it starts at the top. it's going to trickle down with every new jacket he's bringing in to the administration. it's personal. we settle the scores. that was the theme. >> i'm not going there, but as an american citizen, i'm sick and tired of the extension after extension after extension. if it was the private sector and were not getting it done, just pass the deadline, they would be firedded. this angers me so much. can we get a resolution to the issue? lou: do you agree? fire h
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Jan 22, 2013 10:00pm PST
's not raise the debt ceiling? let's pretend we simply do not have one. and do that for a period of months. is that -- is that thing going to get the votes? that is the question that luke russert asked. >> i am not on the whip team, i can't give you a firm answer. there will be no votes from republicans and yes votes, i have no idea. >> that is the question, should they vote for this thing, which by the way contains some crazy provision about congressional pay, describe what this provision does. >> i concur -- >> it suspends their pay as long as they don't -- >> it puts their pay in escrow until basically the next congress if they don't pass a budget. >> let me just read one thing from the constitution of the united states. >> no law varying from the services of representatives shall take effect until the election of representatives -- you can't pass a law about your pay during that congress. >> with great respect to the congressman here, i'm not an elected official. what i hear him saying is we have a very difficult budget situation. and therefore, we have to go full speed into total dysf
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm EST
-based barriers to service." the republican controlled house has passed a measure to lift the debt ceiling until may, avoiding another new showdown with president obama for a least a few months. the move would temporarily suspend the federal government's $16.4 trillion borrowing limit until may 18 without the dollar for dollar spending cuts that republicans have demanded. in a bid to pressure the senate, the legislation calls for withholding the salaries of lawmakers if one of the chambers of congress fails to pass a budget blueprint by mid april. the senate is expected to approve the measure this week. the u.s. appears to be escalating its drone war in yemen with yet another deadly attack. at least six people were killed in northern yemen on wednesday in the fifth u.s. strike in as many days. the drone reportedly hit a moving vehicle, burning the corpses beyond recognition. recent u.s. drone attacks in yemen have killed at least 20 people and sparked protests from residents claiming a loss of civilian life. a suicide bombing in northern iraq has killed least 35 people and wounded more than 75 o
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Jan 22, 2013 10:00am EST
of representatives faces a vote to increase america's debt ceiling. pending legislation raises the debt ceiling by roughly $300 billion to $400 billion. what protection does america get in return? are there any spending cuts? no. are there policies that spur economic growth in resulting revenue increases? no. does this proposal help fix in any way the trillion dollar deficits that threaten america with financial ruin? no. mr. speaker, i can only speak for me. i will not vote to raise the debt ceiling unless significant efforts are made to fix the underlying problem of deficits and accumulated debt that force debt ceiling votes and risk america's future. i will not vote to raise the debt ceiling unless first congress passes a substantive balanced budget constitutional amendment that solves the debt problem for future generations or, second, we implement sizable spanneding cuts that help get our financial affairs in order. i take this stance full well knowing the adverse economic effects of a failure to raise the debt ceiling, but also knowing, mr. speaker, that those affects pale in comparison t
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Jan 22, 2013 5:00am PST
in the house tomorrow that would allow us to raise the debt ceiling. republicans said they didn't want to do that without cutting back spending. the president didn't want the two linked and republicans apparently have relinquished that threat and pushed for the raising the debt ceiling temporarily into the spring to pay bills. they also say if either chamber doesn't come up with a permanent budget, that chamber, either the house or senate, the lawmakers won't get paid. we'll see how that vote goes later today. the president laid out a number of things including climate change, gay rights, health care immigration, and it remains to be seen how much of that they will be able to tackle in the second term. >> he better eat his wheaties. time to get done. thank you very much. >>> happening now, fire crews are battling to contain a fire at beale air force base about 50 miles north of sacramento. the fire has been burning for hours. this is what it looked like just last night. firefighters say they now have the fire about 75% contained. it broke out about 2:30 yesterday afternoon inside a building
FOX
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
"raising the debt ceiling foo a budget to be named llter is something i prrbably wonnt be aale to votee for." reid says: "i am hopeful - cautiously optimisticc- that the 113th congress will be characteeized not by our divvsions, but by our enewed pooprrmise." but as tuesday wwre on there was a noticebale change in ttne. thune says: "we were reminded liberal agenda..boswell says (on cam): "the white house and congress will ave tt get paat their differences quickly with anothee deaadine in march on spending cuts to avoid the &pauttmatic cuts already deeaye once. in washington, ccaig bossell, fox nees." earlier we told you abbut ann effort in the legislature... to make talking on yyor &pcell-phone while driving a primary offense in maryland. maryland. and its our questionn. day.jason writes on against the law asslong asse your hands are free."" but rosemarie writes...."yes...i have been &pcut off too many times by people who are talkiig on phonns. soofar people have alot to say gooo arguments on oth sides.. go to fox-baatimore dot com and tell us what you think. you can also sound o
CBS
Jan 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
allen was cleared of wrongdoing. the battle over the debt ceiling has been put off to another day because on this day the republican-controlled house voted 285-114 to allow the government to keep borrowing the money it needs to pay its bills through mid-may. the senate and the white house are expected to go along avoiding the threat of default that would rattle financial markets. in a survey of investors by bloomberg, 36% said america's fiscal woes are the biggest threat to the world economy, more than the 29% who named the european debt crisis. anthony mason is attending a meeting of world bankers in davos, switzerland. >> reporter: how strong do you think the u.s. economy actually is right now? >> i think the u.s. economy wants to be strong. >> reporter: but mary callahan erdoes says the bickering in washington is holding it back. erdos is one of the most powerful women on wall street. as c.e.o. of j.p. morgan asset management, she presides over $1.2 trillion in investments. >> the u.s. has to realize it's got so much going for it. let's just get ourselves to come together as a
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 2:30am PST
safer, stronger and more secure. >> also out of d.c., a potential crisis over the debt ceiling. looks like it will be averted, at least until the spring. the republican-controlled house passed a bill allowing the government to avoid default and continue borrowing money and paying its bills until may. it also requires lawmakers in both chambers to pass a budget if they actually want to keep getting paid their salary. with the senate set to sign on house speaker john boehner credited the bill for forcing the democrats' hand. >> after four years i'm glad the senate has finally decided to act. because there is no indication that we're going to do a budget until we announced last week that we were going to move this bill that said pass a budget or no pay. >> paul ryan wears that orange tie a lot. boehner wears that green tie quite a bit. the democrat-controlled senate has not produced a detailed budget in 1,366 days. yesterday democratic leaders said the measure is actually a victory for the president. >> i'm not sure what happened at the house republican retreat last week, but it sure had
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 6:00am EST
. that is unacceptable. that has to change. [applause] the house will not consider another vote to increase the debt ceiling unless the senate passes a budget. we are going to point the country in the right direction. we are going to cut spending. [applause] it will be times when conservatives disagree on the way forward. we have never marched in lockstep. that is not what we do. and healthy debate is a good and needed thing. we can do that in private without doing it in public. we need to give an honest account of our actions and the reasons for that. we should challenge the left and not each other. our founders were men of prudence. take james madison. nowadays they call him the founder of the constitution. he lost some key governments -- arguments. he fought for plan to give the states the same number of states in the government. he wanted to give congress even more power. he wanted it to be able to veto state laws. madison argued vigorously for his side. when it came time to ratify the constitution, there was no greater advocate and james madison. he helped write editorials and called it the fed
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 8:00pm EST
to what, to me, looks like a fiscal crime. the house landing a vote tomorrow to push back the debt ceiling, another three months to may. monica, michael, and ron, ron, you worry thousandth this punt on the the deet ceiling, why? >> not just punting, but retreating. ironic because they just finished a, quote, retreat. we have to stop stealing from children and the next generation. stop stealing from them tomorrow, fight the next fight. not caring for this today. frankly, i think it's disgraceful. they are requiring the senate to pass a budget, but the senate cease going to pass a democratic budget, one that raises taxes and probably increased spending, too, and what good is that? we're not requiring the senate to balance the budget in ten years, 25 years, or ever. i don't know what good is coming from the deal. you're right. it's unfortunate, and it's a retreat. remember this, he may not have the votes to pass it tomorrow. conservatives in the house can still step up and say, no, listen, we're doing something today. today is the day to save the nation and children. neil: could be the argume
FOX News
Jan 23, 2013 2:00pm PST
republicans pushed through a bill to extend the debt ceiling and tying congressional pay to passage of the budget. senate majority leader says he is okay with it. outgoing defense secretary leon panetta is changing policy to allow women to serve in front line combat positio positions. we'll get a live update for the pentagon. your tax dollars are sending f-16 planes to egypt despite anti-semattic comments made by egypt's new leader. busy day on "special report" at 6:00 eastern but now back to "the five." ♪ ♪ >> bob: you were saying? >> dana: so, greg, almost just caused a problem on the show. >> greg: no, i didn't. >> dana: yes, you did. wow! he doesn't know the words to that song and he was making them up. there is a certain word that rhymes with "truck" he was going to sing. i was supposed to talk about facebook and social media how it can be a blessing and a curse. we talk about this the other day. so, remember back in high school, if you found out that your friend invited another friend go to an event but you didn't necessarily know about it right away. it wasn't rubbed in y
NBC
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
this is the financial situation of this country. the debt and deficit. starting tomorrow the house is going to deal with this. a vote coming up about the debt ceiling. in other words, they want to raise the debt cerealing ingce. they say that democrats are going to have to in the senate pass a budget or they won't get paid. it's part of the vote coming up. senate democrats being pressured to deal with the budget in a comprehensive way and not two months at a time although this measure they are voting on for the debt ceiling raising the debt ceiling would really only last until spring. still sort of a piecemeal approach while both sides say they want to do more comprehensive approach similar to what the president laid out but haven't worked out details. >> we'll find out if pressuring their pocketbooks will help out here. the question for you here, why is the vote set for tomorrow and what group do you see most under pressure? >> reporter: they need to deal with this quickly. the treasury department said unless we borrow more money come mid february we won't be able to pay bills. the house has to v
NBC
Jan 23, 2013 7:00am PST
a short-term fix. lift the debt ceiling for a few months to take the pressure off, but require both house and senate to pass a budget. if they fail, congress would not get paid. >> you can't go for months and months without a paycheck. and what this does is basically says that your pay gets escrowed, put on hold until you pass a budget. >> reporter: trying to turn up pressure on democrats in the senate, who have not passed a regular budget in four years, relying on this comparison. >> didn't exist the last time the senate passed a budget. >> the last time they passed a budget the ipad hadn't even been introduced. >> it is expected a block of conservatives probably will not support this. house leadership hopes that it will pass. it does provide some breathing room. it does not enforce the debt ceiling. we'll be back at this in a couple of months. natalie? >> kelly o'donnell, thank you so much. >>> cnbc's courtney reagan is at the new york stock exchange for us again this morning. good morning, courtney. >> good morning, natalie. that vote that kelly o'donnell was speaking of will calm wall
KRON
Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
that would defuse the debt ceiling crisis -- at least for now. it gives the government enough borrowing authority to last for at least four months. that move would prevent a first-ever default. the senate's democratic leader and the white house say they'll go along with the extension. it also contains a provision that withholds pay for house or senate members if the chamber in which they serve fails to pass a budget plan. that's a slap at the senate -- which hasn't debated a since 2009. >> pam: developing news at this hour. notre dame linebacker manti teo has admitted he lied about his supposed girlfriend. but says he didn't lie from the very beginning. kron 4's dan kerman is here to sort it all out. >> reporter: like many scandals it comes down to what did he know and when did he know it. and then what did he do about it. it turns out that in december, the all american did find out something was amiss. and continued to stick with the lie. as you've heard, teo supposedly had a serious relationship with a woman online and over the phone. and then was told she died on september 12. teo ga
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm EST
raise the debt ceiling but the problem far from over. former fed vice chair alan blinder tells us why the debt ceiling is scarier than the fiscal cliff. ♪ . ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. ♪ [ male announcer ] it was designed to escape the ordinary. it feels like it can escape gravity. ♪ the 2013 c-class coupe. ♪ starting at $37,800. ♪ sandra: time for a look at today's market drivers. it was a mixed day on wall street. the dow and s&p 500 extending gains while the nasdaq lost ground. the dow finishing higher for
FOX Business
Jan 27, 2013 1:30am EST
, is this that time? i don't think delays the debt ceiling issue for three months, for punting, which it absolutely is, is the worst thing in the world. here is why, the economy is growing, housing is recovering and we're going to get a little bit of relief here. as the economy grows, we hope that-- we're going to-- >> adam. >> the problem that you have adam, as the economy is growing, and we're coming slowly out of this recession, you've got more taxes coming, payroll taxes are going up and you're going to have the higher rates, ben says is great, rich need to pay more, but basically keeps the lights on for three days and by the way, then you have obamacare taxes. >> and then here is the thing, gerri, there's never the right time. listen, it's not about punting right now. this is an extension -- remember the deal before with the debt ceiling, supposed to be the ultimate deal we'd never have to punt again. this leads to another punt, another punt and things are getting better let's not do it now. things are getting worse, let's not do it it now. and it's raining outside, let's not do it. let gerri tal
CBS
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am PST
and the white house can't agree on the deficit or the debt ceiling. will washington work is the theme of a seminar in davos today. house majority leader eric cantor, who is here will have to answer. that's the question on a lot of people's minds, why can't the u.s. get its act together? >> you know i think the thing that differentiates the u.s. from so many of the other countries especially in the eu we know how to fix our problem, and we're just at lagerheads as to which way to go. >> reporter: but the head of the international monetary fund christine lagarde said here "the u.s. has to confront this." if those decisions are postponed again -- >> well it will be pushing the can down the road again which was the reproach that we made against the europeans and i don't think that the u.s. should fall in that trap. >> reporter: and with the u.s. economy now showing renewed strength, the feeling here is that the u.s. could help pull up the rest of the world, if washington could just get out of the way. charlie, norah? >> anthony mason thank you. >>> in the internationa
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2013 10:00am PST
, the most immediate problem, tomorrow the house is voting on this extended debt ceiling and this is to avoid a confrontation in the short-term, but the large ers issues remain. >> that was quite a performance saying don't go there. i got this one, and they backed away. that has been lost in the excitement over the last couple of days. it just gets kicked down the road, and can you tell from his speech yesterday that he has -- the democratic coalition is in no mood to give an inch on spending, and it remains the big problem whether you really, democrat or republican, on the budget because it was unaddressed in the last round. you can tell the republicans want to get at it. if that was a sign of compromise yesterday, it was the shortest one sentence sign that i have ever seen. so a fight is come. >> a fight is coming, and we all know that you can not do it without dealing with the main entitlements. there is no way -- >> well, that's exactly right. >> there is no way at this stage without -- >> dealing with that. in that speech he made it very clear where he said -- >> he is not going anywhere
CBS
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am EST
could crack that ice? if congress and the white house can't agree on the deficit or the debt ceiling. will washington work is the theme of the seminar in davos today. house majority leader eric cantor who's here will have to answer. that's the question on a lot of people's minds. why can't the u.s. get its act together? >> well, i think the thing that diff different yates us is we know what to do. >> reporter: the head of the international monetary fund christine lagarde says the u.s. has to confront this. if those decisions are postponed again -- >> well, it will be pushing the can down the road yet again, which was an approach we made against the europeans, and i don't think the u.s. should fall in that trap. >> reporter: and with the u.s. economy now showing renewed strength, the feeling here is that the u.s. could help pull up the rest of the world if washington could just get out of the way. charlie, norah? >> anthony mason, thank you. in the international press institute reports that 132 journalists were killed around the world last year. and reporting on the war in syria is es
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
this debt ceiling bill that will be voted on in the house tomorrow, martha. martha: on the face of it, it appears if you're not doing your job you really shouldn't be paid for it. they haven't done the job when it comes to a budget for four years now. republicans do appear to be suspicious of this plan, why? >> reporter: democrats have been setting very strong signals they want more tax increases or at least revenue enhancements through closing loopholes and deductions. majority leader cantor responded to that yesterday. listen up. >> well, you know i fundamentally disagree. i don't think most americans would say to give more money to washington to have washington spend their money is a way to help anybody. >> reporter: also yesterday, the president strongly defended social security, medicare and medicaid and with anp a parent jab at his defeated opponent mitt romney said those entitlement do not make us a nation of takers. republicans have long-held those entitlements are on the road to insolvency unless they are fundamentally restructured. martha. martha: doug, thank you. doug mckel
CNBC
Jan 23, 2013 6:00am EST
, everybody. the house is expected to vote on extending the debt ceiling. there is a new plan the house will take up which would say no one in the house of congress that doesn't pass a budget should get paid after i believe may 19th or something. is that a plan that would also pass in the senate? >> it might, becky. i've got give the house credit for focusing on the real underlying cause of all this government by cliff we've been living through,s which the fact that the senate doesn't function. senator reed chooses not to do a budget resolution for three consecutive years, we did no appropriation bills, no bill to address the debt ceiling and the consequence of this is we end up at midnight on december 31st with a gun to our head trying to get something done at the last minute nobody's had a chance to look at. what the house is saying is, it's about time the senate actually did what any law requires, which is pass a budget. and begin the process of setting the parameters for how we will solve this problem and live within our means and how we will eventually get on a sustainable fiscal p
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 12:00am PST
the republicans were down and out. think again, the house will vote for a three-month ceiling on the debt seen and comes with a price. g.o.p. leaders said they would vote for the extension, but that the measure would also require the democratic controlled senate to pass a budget and if ne do ththey fail that, pay for lawmakers will be withheld. and we've got to look at the house and spending problem. no budget, no pay. joining me now with reaction. congressman david schweiker and walldon. i was skeptical when i heard the republicans are giving in already. i had a couple of discussions this weekend, and some of your colleagues, explain the rational. number within, they say sequestration that's cuts are going into effect and force the president and senate to come one a budget and the senate didn't pass a budget in three and a half years. i liked it more when it was explained to me. is that about right. >> i think it is, sean and about time the senate did the legal responsibility of passing the budget we passed one each the last two years we'ven been in the majority. the ryan plan laid out how to
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